Now that you know the **basic rules of perspective** as I explained in my latest post **one point** **perspective**, now I am going to use the same rules but for two point perspective drawing.

One point perspective is used when we face an object,

Two points perspective is used when looking at an object from its corner.

So, let’s start!!

– **The vanishing point** : is a point on the horizon line where any set of lines that are going the same direction as the viewers is looking will meet at the vanishing point (These lines are called **orthogonal lines**). It is the place where objects begin to disappear because of the distance. So there are two vanishing points in two point perspective. These two points should be spaced out from each other to prevent distortion.

– **The horizon line** : The height of the horizon will affect the placement of the vanishing point as well as the viewer’s eye level. Most of the time, the horizon line will be imaginary so while you should include it you should draw it lightly so it can be easily erased later.

#### Drawing of a square using two point perspective

First, trace the **horizon line**, then place **two vanishing points**.

Trace two converging lines starting from the vanishing points. Their **intersection** will be the **corner** of the **square**.

Trace the other lines to form the other side of the square. Again, their intersection will be the opposite corner of the square.

Follow the steps you see in my drawings.

#### Drawing of a box using two point perspective

After tracing **the horizon line** and placing the **two vanishing points**, draw the corner of the square.

Trace the converging lines from the two edges of the corner of the square to the vanishing points.

Then, draw the other corners. Always use converging lines to draw every lines of the square.

#### Easy example using a box in two point perspective

First, let us draw **a box** as we did before!

Draw the **diagonals** 0f the two faces of the box in order to find the **middle** **points** of the roof.

Then, with the help of converging lines, you can **complete** the form.

Following these steps according to my explanations may be complicated, so I highly recommend you to look well at the **steps of my drawings.**

#### Drawing of an ellipse using two point perspective

If you remember well from the ‘**‘one point perspective”** post, the easiest way to draw a **circle** is by **using a square**.

First, draw a square using the two vanishing points.

Then, draw the **diagonals** and **middles lines** of this square. Using these lines, you can trace the ellipse.

#### Drawing of a cylinder using two point perspective

#### Examples of two point perspective drawing

This first example will be a** Rubik’s Cube**. This is an easy example as you just have to draw a **normal box**.

Then, trace the others lines using the vanishing points. And finally, trace the vertical lines.

This example of a** city view** is also pretty easy, this is all about drawing a** lot of squares** using both vanishing points, to form **buildings** and **parks**.

Then adding **details**, **details**, **details**..!!

If you want to draw an **interior**, you need first to trace the **walls** as seen in the first picture. Then, add the **furnitures** using **boxes** and **cylinders**. Then, draw as much as **details** you want. The more details you add, the more **realistic** your drawing will be.

If you want to know more about the process, click here.

Two points perspective is mostly used to draw **houses** or **buildings** from **outside**, as this one. So, just draw the main lines to have an** approximative view** of the place.

Then, **details**! If you want to know more about the process, click here.

The **same** **rules** apply here! **Details** are what take time but this is what makes the **difference**!

This example is more about a **modern house**.

This is actually easier than the others. Just draw boxes and add palm trees!

This one is a little **different**. The two vanishing points are **up and down**, instead or **left and right**.

In other words, we are facing the **horizontal corner** of the building.

But all the **rules** are still the same!

Almost **same** example here!

If you want to know more about the process, click here.

This one looks more **complicated**. But it’s not.

This is just a **bigger** building with **more** **details**!

I know, I know… This one looks kinda scary with all the little details..

But remember that **placing** **the main lines** is the **hardest** **part**! It is ok to **spent a lot of time** for this part! Just draw these lines **softly** so you can **erase** them and **try again** if needed!

That is all for two point perspective drawing! Not so hard right ?

Do not forget to download the PDFs and try the **examples** by yourself! You can ask me anything on Instagram and check it for more drawings!

The following post will be about the detailed steps of my two point perspective drawings! And after this one, my favorite part of perspective drawings arrive! : Three point perspective drawing! This types of works seriously look so **complicated** yet so **satisfying!**